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VPK / PreK Schedules
Sept. 1, 2021 to May 27, 2022 

Children reading together in prekinderga

VPK Program at First Discoveries

Our VPK program includes all of the rich learning experiences that families expect from First Discoveries, with lots of hands-on learning, play based activities, teacher-guided explorations and time to explore our outdoor classroom.

VPK tuition prices required an active VPK Certificate from the Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County.  This certificate provides for tuition funding which families can use either during the school year, or during the summer before they enter kindergarten (learn more about Summer VPK). 


During the school year, we offer several VPK schedules: morning PreK, school day schedule, and full day schedule.  Monthly tuition prices are available during the tour.  Be sure to schedule your tour today!


8:15 am to 12:30 pm

Tues to Fri Only

4.25 hours per day

137 days / 540 hours


7:45 am to 12:30 pm

Monday to Friday

4.75 hours per day

 164 days / 780 hours

School Day

7:30 am to 3:00 pm

Monday to Friday

 up to 8 hours per day

 164 days / 1300 hours

Extended Day

7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Monday to Friday

 up to 10 hours per day

 190 days / 1900 hours

FAQ for VPK and PreKindergarten

Some of your programs start at 7:30 am.  Does my child have to be at school that early?

Our drop-off times are flexible.  Children who arrive early have opportunities to work and play either in the classroom or on the playground.  We do recommend that all children arrive by 8:45 am, as our circle time and morning activities start at 9:00.  If your child has an appointment and needs to arrive after 9:00, please remember to call the school and bring a copy of your doctor's note with you.
Do you offer care before 7:30 am?

Most of our programs begin at 7:30 am or a little later.  However, we do offer early morning drop-off at 7:00 am.  The fee for early morning drop-off is waived for teachers.  

Are there fees for the VPK program?

The VPK Certificate covers the full cost of our Free VPK Program, and registration fees are waived.  Other VPK schedules do have monthly tuition and registration fees.  The tuition price sheet will be available during the tour.

Does my child need to attend school every day?

Our VPK and PreKindergarten programs provide opportunities every day for children to work, play and learn.  To benefit from the program, children do need to attend school regularly.  Obviously, children will occasionally miss school due to illness or for other reasons.  During our orientation, we will review the school attendance policy.


Are you ready to learn more about what we have to offer? Reach out and schedule a tour!

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